Request Prayer

Our society is in desperate need of prayer. Part of our role is to provide for some of this need, so we set aside time each day for prayer, both private and corporate. If you have needs in your life that you would like us to pray about, please drop a comment on this page and we will pray for you. If you’d rather contact us privately, send an email to this address. Just know that we are available!!

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  1. Dear detention river Christian community My name is Damon owen-Turner. I send this message to ask for you to pray for me and my little family made up of myself chaylyn my partner and our new baby aldon. Me and chay love the lord and believe in him and the father. Recently me and chay had a accident on the road in a little 4×4 that was our home we had turned it into a camper. We were blessed to be safe but it did write off the vehicle. It was not a expensive but we had no insurance and it was our home. It is now in the salvage yard we are unable to move it as without the vehicle our income has stopped. We are living in a remote area in a tent at the moment we have limited funds and are quite stuck. Please pray for us as i know god will help us please pray his grace fills us his wisdom guides us and the lords will br done. Thank you and hod bless

    • Hello Damon
      Thanks for you request. We are praying for you and your situation!! Please keep in touch and let us know how you’r going.
      God Bless You,

  2. Hi Stanley,

    How is everyone in the community?

    I like this new addition to your page, and at the risk of sounding greedy, would like to request 2 prayers. First, for a family friend Steve, who passed away a couple of weeks ago & his son Boyd, who is grieving at the moment. Second for my father’s cousin Garry, who is dying of cancer at the moment.



    PS. Is there a reason behind the name change with the community?

    • Hi Matt,
      Sorry about being late to reply. Stefania and I were away at a youth camp the last little while.
      Thanks for trusting us with your requests for prayer. You can’t be greedy when it comes to asking for prayers, as Christians we owe it to the world around us to pray for them!!

      The name changed because we reincorporated the community (legaly). You can’t reuse a name until it has rested for 6 months (we can’t go without a name for that long!) and we are actually in the Detention River locality anyways. Rocky Cape is a nearby locality and national park.
      We will definitely be praying for these things,
      God bless,

      • Thanks again for the prayers.

        Dad’s cousin Garry passed away last week. His wife Marie will be flying out from LA in December with his ashes, so we can have a family service at our local church, then spread his ashes at Manly beach. near where he grew up.

        Our family also suffered another loss, with Mum’s cousin Jeff passing away the day after Garry. Unfortunately we only found out he was ill a few days before, so we didn’t have much time to prepare for it.

      • I used to do regular youth camps during my late teens & early 20’s with the Antioch movement. Lots of memories created & good fellowship. Many of the friends I made through Antioch are still good friends today, even if I don’t get to see them as much with the busyness of life these days, we usually stay in contact via Facebook these days.

        I am going to see one of my friends from Antioch (who was also a school friend) this weekend at his art exhibition. God has blessed him with wonderful artistic ability.

  3. Hi again Stanley,

    I would like to request 2 more prayers.

    First for an old friend of mine Kim (ironically one of the first people I met through the Antioch movement I mentioned earlier), who passed away suddenly last week.

    Second for some guidance from God for myself, with a number of things going on, and some potentially major decisions needing to be made.

    Thanks again.

    • Thanks Matt,

      Again its our pleasure. May God richly bless you and guide you in all your ways.
      Proverbs 3:5-6 “Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.”

      • Hi Stanley,

        Just thought I would leave a quick message to say thanks for the prayers.

        It is often said that the Lord works in mysterious ways. As it turned out, the two major decisions I needed to make were taken out of my hands. One ended up being the same decision I was going to make myself anyway. The other was a 50/50 thing, but I think it will turn out for the best, as it will force me to take on more responsibility & grow more as a person.

        I hope you are all well & pray for your well being.

  4. Hi Stanley,

    Well I’ll be honest and say I’m not a religious person. But can I ask for a prayer regardless? I could write about all that is going on in my life, but please know that I’m painfully aware of the world I’m living in. It seems to have disconnected from something truly important.

    To have someone thinking about my struggle and hoping for the best is all I ask.

    I deeply respect and appreciate the code of living that your people have committed themselves to. Perhaps it is this seeking of love, connection and understanding that is itself the manifestation of Jesus. If that’s so then it logically follows that you yourselves are Jesus. Something about your lifestyle just seems so right. Living life as it’s meant to be lived and not squandering years dancing for peanuts.

    Anyway all the best. I can’t pray for you in return as I’m afraid any attempt to do so would be insincere, but I will certainly have your well being in mind and wish you all the best.

    Warm regards,


    • Hi James,
      Thanks for your honesty.
      The job description of a Christian is not only to pray for other Christians, but for everyone. Jesus (as a physician) said he didn’t come into the world to help the healthy, but the sick who need him.
      True Christianity in essence is as you said, becoming Jesus Christ himself. As we surrender our lives to him it ceases to be us that lives but Jesus living in us. It’s not about changing the outside or how we look, its about changing the inside of who we are. This is a process that takes a huge amount of time. It has been said by a Christian: ” That which is lifelong takes a lifetime to surrender.”
      We will most certainly pray for you and keep you in mind.
      I hope you read this and keep in touch.
      God bless you

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